Category Archives: Italian

Fusilli arrabbiata with kale. 1/19/22

Probably my favorite dinner of the week, Pasta Wednesday has gotten even better since I started making Al Dente‚Äôs Carba Nada pasta. Since it is lower in calories and carbs I can have my three ounce portion with less guilt … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Healthy tips, Italian, Kitchen tips, Mediterranean, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged | Leave a comment

Salad and pesto pasta. 1/12/22

Today I was extra hungry so I decided that a two course dinner would help me control the munchies. As much as I frequently say that I do not like making salads, I do enjoy eating them. A salad before … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Healthy tips, Italian, Pasta, Salad, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Carba-nada fettuccine with mushrooms and kale. 1/5/22

I am so loving this carba-nada pasta. We have been eating the fusilli and have now tried the fettuccine. It cooks in about three minutes and you can have quite a bit since it has lower calories and carbs. In … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Healthy tips, Italian, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, WW points | Leave a comment

Lasagna. 12/31/21

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our daughter made lasagna to help us ring out the old year. She uses Ronzoni oven-ready noodles and follows the package instructions. I made my cornmeal and molasses pudding for dessert. It is actually hasty pudding adapted … Continue reading

Posted in American, Desserts, Holidays, Italian, Pasta, Vegetables | Tagged | Leave a comment

Vegan! Pasta with onions, mushrooms, and broccolini. 12/29/21

For our usual Wednesday night meal we had fusilli with onions, garlic, mushrooms, oregano, and broccolini. We used salted water to cook the pasta and reserved about a cup of the water to make a sauce. While the pasta was … Continue reading

Posted in American, Easy, Italian, Kitchen tips, Methods, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fusilli with pesto 12/20/22

We were supposed to be having chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and broccoli tonight but I looked up from wrapping presents and it was after 6 PM and that dinner idea was out the window. Pasta with a cube of … Continue reading

Posted in American, Dining out, Healthy tips, Holidays, Italian, Kitchen tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sort of chicken parmesan. 12/13/21

I think I need to make up a new name for this dish because it has at most a very light sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Plus the cheese on top of the chicken is a half slice of ultra thin … Continue reading

Posted in American, Healthy tips, Italian, Kitchen tips, Pasta, Poultry, Vegetables | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fusilli with cannellini beans, mushrooms, broccoli. 12/11/21

Oh no, the chicken did not thaw!! Chicken parmesan is definitely not happening tonight. Quickly we came up with a Plan B. I had used some cannellini beans in my lunch salad so they were at the ready, the refrigerator … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Healthy tips, Italian, leftovers, Legumes, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, WW points | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms. 11/29/21 (Day 59 Getting Back to Goal)

I am about to give up on these whole grain orecchiette imported from Italy that I bought through Amazon. There are no directions on how long to cook them and even at 16 minutes they still seemed doughy! Anyway, here … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Healthy tips, Italian, Kitchen tips, Methods, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, WW points | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Whole grain penne with pesto 11/22/21

A couple of months ago I made a bunch of pesto out of backyard basil and parsley, olive oil, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese. It is simple enough to make, just pop all the ingredients except for the olive oil … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Italian, Kitchen tips, Pasta, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | 1 Comment